Crime

Police find pistol, ammunition in Valencia

A pistol and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Valencia Police Station, during anti-crime exercises in the area yesterday.

The exercises were conducted between 8:45am and 2:20pm, on Tuesday 10th October, 2017, under the supervision of Sgt. Chris Edwards, and included officers of the Eastern Division Task Force, Valencia CID and Crime Patrol Unit.

Two arrested as police seize Taurus pistol & shotgun

Two men were arrested and a Taurus pistol and a shotgun were seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anticrime exercise in the Division, yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise in the Area West of the Northern Division, between 1:00am and 2:00pm, on Tuesday 10th October, 2017, during which they had cause to stop a vehicle with two male occupants along Centenary Street Extension, Tunapuna.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the pistol and five rounds of .38mm ammunition being discovered.

Police rescue kidnapped Venezuelan

A 33-year-old Venezuelan national kidnapped for ransom while liming at a bar on Saturday 7th October, 2017, has been rescued during a joint police/army exercise in the Carapo district.

No ransom was paid.

Jason Guerra, of Lanse Mitan Road, Carenage was found in bushes in the vicinity of the Santa Rosa Race Track around 3 am this morning.

The exercise, led by DCP (Ag.), Crime and Support, Harold Phillip and coordinated by Snr. Supt. Ajith Persad, was conducted between 4:00 pm, on Tuesday 10th October, 2017 and 3:00 am, on Wednesday 11th October, 2017.

Police shoot and kill three bandits in Cunupia

Police has shot and killed three suspected bandits in Cunupia.

Police say they received a call of a robbery at a woodworking building in Cunupia this afternoon.

Reports indicate that the police accosted the three suspected bandit who were at the time attempting to escape.

A chase ensued and according to police reports, the bandits fired at the police and the police returned.  

The suspects were shot and taken to the Chaguanas District Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

Teenagers held with gun, ammunition, ski mask

Two men were arrested and a revolver seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Tunapuna area, last night.

Officers also seized a quantity of ammunition and a ski mask, when they conducted the exercise between 10 pm on Monday 9th October, 2017 and 4 am on Tuesday 10th October, 2017.

Gun, ammunition hidden in baby clothing

A pistol and a quantity of ammunition were found wrapped inside baby clothes by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise yesterday.

The exercise was conducted between 12 pm and 11 pm, on Monday 9th October, 2017, in the Champ Fleurs district, under the supervision of Sgt. Ishmael Pitt.

Acting on information received, officers proceeded to Mt. Hope Road, Champ Fleurs, where they conducted a search of an abandoned lot and discovered the chrome and brown pistol along with 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition, wrapped in blue and pink baby clothing.

"Monster" murdered in Claxton Bay

A man who went by the nickname "Monster" has been shot and killed in Claxton Bay.

Police reports indicate that shortly after 7pm on Monday, police officers on patrol observed a motor vehicle parked along Hilltop Lane, Claxton Bay. 

Upon checking, they observed the occupant identified as Brian “Monster” Brunker in the front seat of the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. 

He was taken to District Health Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police say Brunker was well-known to them.

Autopsy reveals woman died of seizure at hotel, not strangulation

An autopsy on the body of a woman found in a hotel room on Saturday has ruled out foul play.

According to the autopsy report, Lyndsay Sabrina Layne suffered a seizure.

The 33-year-old of Orange Grove Road, St Augustine is believed to have spent her last moments with a man at Touchdown Hotel in St Helena.

Today relatives at the Forensics Sciences Centre told media that Layne had no previous medical problems.

They are, however, appealing to the man who last saw Layne alive, to come forward.

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